Prioritizing Hurricane Recovery Efforts For Southwest Louisiana

Our recovery efforts are ongoing, and we will not allow Southwest Louisiana to be forgotten. We will continue working with all of our local, state, and federal partners to prioritize our region and demand a stronger response from FEMA officials. Below is a timeline of Congressman Higgins’ actions. This timeline does not include the hundreds of personal calls, emails, and texts with residents, nor will the official record ever possibly reflect the scores of days that Congressman Higgins has personally been on the ground in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes since Hurricane Laura. Recovery is personal to our Congressman.

We have delivered over $4.3 billion in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

Hurricane Laura:

  • Individual Assistance – $242.7 million to over 76,000 households
  • Public Assistance – $2.63 billion
  • Hazard Mitigation – $71.7 million
  • National Flood Insurance Program – $48 million
  • Small Business Administration – $613.4 million to over 10,000 individuals and businesses

Hurricane Delta: 

  • Individual Assistance – $46.8 million to over 11,500 households
  • Public Assistance – $114.72 million
  • Hazard Mitigation – $4.18 million
  • National Flood Insurance Program – $72 million
  • Small Business Administration – $50.9 million to over 1,200 individuals and businesses

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program:

  • $1.06 billion for Hurricanes Laura and Delta*
  • $1.27 billion for Hurricane Ida
  • $10.8 million to the City of Lake Charles
  • $4.6 million to the City of Baton Rouge

*Funds for additional homeowners assistance have been allocated to the State and are being administered through the Restore Louisiana program. The first step in applying for the program is to complete a survey online at Restore.LA.gov.

–updated in March 2024–

Timeline of Official Interactions: